Rachel Nwokoro’s production will play at the theatre from the 15th April.

(c)Max Hayter.

Combining spoken word with a live floristry demonstration, it has been announced that Funeral Flowers by Emma Dennis-Edwards will play at the Bunker Theatre from the 15th April.

This 2018 multi and Fringe First award winning play tells the story of Angelique, 17, who dreams of being a florist. Part poetry, part play; we are taken on a journey of young girl with her mum in prison left to navigate the care system and the recurring threat from her boyfriend’s gang.

Directed by Rachel Nwokoro, the show switches between six characters to highlight the reality of many vulnerable young women, and young black women in particular, who are left to grow up in the British care system.

The piece was inspired by the story of Tottenham Community leader and businesswoman, Gina Moffatt, who shared her story of creating her own floristry business whilst incarcerated at HMP Holloway.

Talking about her play, Emma Dennis-Edwards said: “It is truly a privilege to bring Funeral Flowers to The Bunker and to continue to work with their Artistic Director, Chris Sonnex, who put me and Gina together whilst he was working as an Artistic Associate at the Royal Court Theatre. Working with Chris on his first (female-led) season feels truly incredible and like coming
home; I feel certain that Funeral Flowers won’t be mine and Chris’ last collaboration together.”

The production will feature set design by Minglu Wang and lighting design by James Dawson. It is produced by Harts Theatre and Powerplay.

Funeral Flowers will play at the Bunker Theatre from the 15th April until the 4th May.